Jose Mourinho has revealed plans to take Manchester United to the next level in the summer transfer window as he has already given Ed Woodward specific targets.
The Portuguese boss claimed Man United will sign at least three players ahead of the next season, with Atletico Madrid goalscorer Antoine Griezmann said to be at the top of the list.
He brought Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba in his first summer at the club without Champions League football to offer and I can’t wait to see who else he has in mind.
Speaking about the situation, Mourinho has refused to give away any of his plans.
“I cannot tell you! The only thing I tell you is that the job of my board is going to be difficult, but at the same time is easy. It’s easy because I give names,” he said.
“I’m not giving what you ask me – qualities or positions. I give names. The difficulty is to get the names. It’s easy on one side, but very difficult on the other side. Normally the perfect market doesn’t exists when you establish targets. It’s very difficult to get exactly what you want, especially nowadays.
“But we want to improve, we need to improve for the next step. We lost players that were not very important in our first choices. But we lost Depay, Schneiderlin and got nobody.
“At the end of season every club there’s always two players to go in, three players to go out. That’s normal. There will be something normal to improve our team globally.
“I’m not saying we have to go exactly for that position. We have to improve globally like everybody else.”
Mourinho understands the gaps he needs to fill on the United squad, as we’ve already seen and there’s no doubt he’ll have the right players in mind to build on top of the foundations in place.